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Sampler PackSampler Pack - Vol. 1 No. 1
The sampler pack contains one copy of 15 editions/monographs published in English. You may also choose to order a sampler pack of Spanish editions which contain 1 of every Spanish edition.  [ Go to Issue ]
Freshwater Natural InquirerFreshwater Natural Inquirer - Vol. 18 No. 1
In this Natural Inquirer Freshwater edition, you will learn many new things about Earth’s freshwater. In "Green Means Clean," you will learn how scientists and managers are protecting U.S. drinking water supplies using better land management practices. Water pollution that cannot be traced to a particular ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Meet Dr. FlitcroftMeet Dr. Flitcroft - Vol. 1 No. 7
Natural Inquirer Readers for students in grades K-2 focus on a scientist and their research. In this Reader, readers meet Dr. Becky Flitcroft who studies Coho salmon.  [ Go to Issue ]
Bee A Scientist Coloring BookBee A Scientist Coloring Book - Vol. 1 No. 1
The Bee A Scientist Coloring Book is a coloring book produced by the Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association (CFAIA) in partnership with the Forest Service. The coloring pages feature the Natural Inquirer bee engaging in different types of science. For example, there is a Natural Inquirer ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Meet Dr. FordMeet Dr. Ford - Vol. 1 No. 6
Natural Inquirer Readers for students in grades K-2 focus on a scientist and their research. In this Reader, readers meet Dr. Paulette Ford who studies prairie dogs and fire.  [ Go to Issue ]
NSI Nature Science InvestigatorNSI Nature Science Investigator - Vol. 1 No. 1
NSI: Nature Science Investigator is a self-guided activity book for children ages 8-14. The booklet enables each student to become the scientist! Eleven Forest Service scientists are highlighted. Students are introduced to 2-3 outdoor, hands-on activities for each scientist. Use NSI in the schoolyard, ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Pack to Back Investigating Backpacking and Other Backcountry and Wilderness ActivitiesPack to Back Investigating Backpacking and Other Backcountry and Wilderness Activities - Vol. 1 No. 9
This monograph is one of two Wilderness 50 monographs. These two monographs were created to honor the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964. This act established the U.S. National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS). The NWPS now encompasses 109,511,966 acres of protected wilderness in the ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Scientific Models in Adaptive ManagementScientific Models in Adaptive Management - Vol. 17 No. 1
In this journal, you will learn about two important processes used to improve the condition of our natural environment. One of these processes, scientific modeling, involves a variety of techniques that help scientists understand or predict things that they cannot actually observe. Scientific modeling ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Wilderness 2.0 Understanding How People Experience and Value WildernessWilderness 2.0 Understanding How People Experience and Value Wilderness - Vol. 1 No. 10
This monograph is one of two Wilderness 50 monographs.  These two monographs were created to honor the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964.  This act established the U.S. National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS). The NWPS now encompasses 109,511,966 acres of protected wilderness in the ...  [ Go to Issue ]
The Morel of the StoryThe Morel of the Story - Vol. 1 No. 8
Scientists can learn a lot from local people who interact with the environment on a daily basis. This monograph compares scientific research with local mushroom hunters' knowledge of morel mushrooms.  [ Go to Issue ]
Meet Dr. MercerMeet Dr. Mercer - Vol. 1 No. 1
Natural Inquirer Readers for students in grades K-2 focus on a scientist and their research. In this Reader, readers meet Dr. Evan Mercer who compares climate in rural and urban communities.  [ Go to Issue ]
Meet Dr. Sun!Meet Dr. Sun! - Vol. 1 No. 2
Natural Inquirer Readers for students in grades K-2 focus on a scientist and their research. In this Reader, readers meet Dr. Ge Sun who studies land use in the Southern United States.  [ Go to Issue ]
Meet Dr. Guo!Meet Dr. Guo! - Vol. 1 No. 3
Natural Inquirer Readers for students in grades K-2 focus on a scientist and their research. In this Reader, readers meet Dr. Qinfeng Guo who studies animals and their movement to new habitats.  [ Go to Issue ]
Meet Ms. Laseter!Meet Ms. Laseter! - Vol. 1 No. 4
Natural Inquirer Readers for students in grades K-2 focus on a scientist and their research. In this Reader, readers meet Stephanie Laseter who studies how rainfall affects streams and rivers over time in forests.  [ Go to Issue ]
Meet Dr. Goodrick!Meet Dr. Goodrick! - Vol. 1 No. 5
Natural Inquirer Readers for students in grades K-2 focus on a scientist and their research. In this Reader, readers meet Dr. Scott Goodrick who studies weather and wildfires.  [ Go to Issue ]
Natural IQ Climate ChangeNatural IQ Climate Change - Vol. 1 No. 1
Welcome to the Natural IQ- a sister publication of Natural Inquirer. Natural IQ is a regional publication. This edition focuses on climate change research in the Southern United States. In one article, you will learn whether the 13 Southern States have held or released more carbon into the atmosphere ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Animals and Ecosystems of the Southwestern United States Investi-gatorAnimals and Ecosystems of the Southwestern United States Investi-gator - Vol. 3 No. 1
In this edition, you will learn many interesting facts about the Southwestern United States. In “That’s a Humdinger!” you will discover what happens to hummingbird nesting  following different kinds of forest-related treatments. In “By the Light of the Silvery Minnow,” you will find out whether a small ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Investi-gator (Northern Research Station)Investi-gator (Northern Research Station) - Vol. 1 No. 1
Investi-gator is a sister publication to Natural Inquirer serving students in grades 4 or higher. The Northern Research Station Investi-gator includes research done by scientists in the Northern United States. Learn about leaf color change, how ozone affects tree growth, and soil activity in winter.  [ Go to Issue ]
Climate Change Investi-gator (Pacific Northwest Research Station)Climate Change Investi-gator (Pacific Northwest Research Station) - Vol. 1 No. 2
This journal focuses on the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The scientists are studying how climate change may be affecting different animals, plants, and ecosystems. In this journal, you will read about four topics. In “Amphibious Assault” you will learn how frog and toad breeding patterns ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Flower PowerFlower Power - Vol. 1 No. 7
Have you ever been to a memorial garden? Memorial gardens are areas planted for a specific purpose. This monograph explores how memorial gardens help people and communities after a tragedy. The scientists also explore how people and communities may learn new things while creating gardens  [ Go to Issue ]
Food for the SoilFood for the Soil - Vol. 1 No. 6
Learn about soils and the amount of salmon-derived nutrients (SDN) in Southeast Alaska! Salmon-derived nutrients are nutrients in the soils that are from decomposing salmon. The scientists looked at how alluvial soil affected the role of SDN in the North Pacific coastal rainforests of southeast Alas  [ Go to Issue ]
Time OutTime Out - Vol. 1 No. 5
This monograph explores kids' time outdoors. The information is based on the research done with the National Kids Survey. The scientists looked at the amount of time kids spend outdoors, the outdoor activities in which kids participate, and the reasons why kids may not be spending more time outdoors. ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Hawaii Pacific IslandsHawaii Pacific Islands - Vol. 1 No. 16
The research you will read about in this Natural Inquirer was conducted by scientists working at the Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry, or IPIF. Located in Hilo, HI, scientists at IPIF study a range of environmental topics in Hawai‘i and the Pacific Islands.  [ Go to Issue ]
The World's Forest 2The World's Forest 2 - Vol. 2 No. 15
In this edition of Natural Inquirer, you will learn about the world's forests. Every 5 years the Food and Agriculture Organization, or FAO, publishes a report about the world's forests. The journal was written from the Global Forest Resources Assessment. It contains information about forests in 233 countries ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Climate ChangeClimate Change - Vol. 14 No. 1
Is the climate changing over time? You may have heard different opinions about climate change. In the past few years, most scientists have agreed on at least one thing about climate change. They have agreed that measured and recorded changes in Earth’s climate over the past 100 or more years point to ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Show Me the MoneyShow Me the Money - Vol. 1 No. 4
Over the past 40 years, Federal and State governments have provided financial incentives to private forest landowners. In this monograph, scientists wanted to know what kind of impact these programs are having on private forest landowners in the South. Specifically, they wanted to know whether the programs ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Wildland Fire 2Wildland Fire 2 - Vol. 13 No. 1
This journal focuses on wildland fire. Wildland fire is any fire occurring in vegetation areas regardless of how it was started. In this edition, you will learn about different types of wildland fires, including uncontrolled wildfires and fires purposely set and controlled by foresters to provide benefits ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Woolly BullyWoolly Bully - Vol. 1 No. 3
This monograph examines research done in the Coweeta Experimental Forest. In 1934, research began in this forest that looked at how forests affect the streams that flow through them. In this study, scientists wanted to find out how the flow of water might change in areas near mountain streams if eastern ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Student ScientistStudent Scientist - Vol. 10 No. 1
The Natural Inquirer Student Scientist edition was developed as part of the Forest Service's More Kids in the Woods Initiative. Using Natural Inquirer in two high school classrooms, the journals were first used to teach students at the Henry Ford Academy in Dearborn, Michigan to read and write actual ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Ecosystem ServicesEcosystem Services - Vol. 12 No. 1
Ecosystem services are the benefits that nature provides through natural processes. For example, plants provide clean air, natural fire helps cycle nutrients, and bats act as insect control. Ecosystem services are valued by people, even if people do not always think about where these services. Scientists ...  [ Go to Issue ]
BioenergyBioenergy - Vol. 9 No. 1
What is bioenergy? “Bio-” is related to living or once living things. Bioenergy is a source of energy that uses living or once living things. It is not used as much as it once was. However, the scientists in this journal explore how bioenergy may be used in the future as source of energy.   [ Go to Issue ]
Climate Change Series- It's a Gas!Climate Change Series- It's a Gas! - Vol. 1 No. 1
People use land for many different reasons. Is the natural exchange of gases different between types of land uses? The scientists wanted to see how greenhouse gas exchange in soils differed between old forests, new forests, and pastures. The scientists in this study learn about the nitrogen cycle.  [ Go to Issue ]
Climate Change Series- Beetles Are Supercool!Climate Change Series- Beetles Are Supercool! - Vol. 1 No. 2
Mountain pine beetles are important to the Western United States. They have a very special life cycle, that includes staying “supercool,” or dormant, for most of their life. The scientists in this study want to know how this important life cycle could be affected by our changing climate.  [ Go to Issue ]
Climate Change Series- Balancing ActClimate Change Series- Balancing Act - Vol. 1 No. 3
Is there a point when a tree doesn’t hold enough carbon to make up for the emissions released to care for the tree? Scientists in this study want to know which trees grow the longest and store carbon the longest. The goal is inform managers of the best trees to plant in urban environments.  [ Go to Issue ]
Climate Change Series- Where in the World is Carbon DioxideClimate Change Series- Where in the World is Carbon Dioxide - Vol. 1 No. 4
There are many different types of plant communities in the United States. What will happen if the climate continues to change? The scientists in this research used math and computer models to find out how the plant communities might change. The results are predictions that can inform future science  [ Go to Issue ]
Worming Their Way InWorming Their Way In - Vol. 1 No. 2
Earthworms are important parts of the ecosystem. Are native or nonnative earthworms more common in the forests of north Georgia? The scientists used pitfall traps in the woods. Only 4 percent of the earthworms were native. Where did the nonnative worms come from? What will happen to the forest?  [ Go to Issue ]
FACELookFACELook - Vol. 1 No. 1
What will happen to trees if climate change continues? The scientists in this study conducted an experiment to see how much carbon is stored in a tree’s roots versus its leaves. This research is a starting point for scientists as they discuss this very important topic.   [ Go to Issue ]
The World's ForestsThe World's Forests - Vol. 11 No. 1
This edition of Natural Inquirer presents the results of a worldwide effort to understand the world's forests, organized by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, or FAO.  [ Go to Issue ]
Invasive SpeciesInvasive Species - Vol. 8 No. 1
In this edition of Natural Inquirer, you will learn about several different invasive species. Invasive species are plants, animals, or organisms that are not native to the ecosystem they are in, and are likely to cause harm to the environment, the economy, or human health. You will learn about how these ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Wilderness BenefitsWilderness Benefits - Vol. 7 No. 1
The Wilderness Act of 1964 created the National Wilderness Preservation System, leading to protection of 106,498,016 acres of land in America. What are the benefits of this wilderness land? Scientists in this journal study the importance of wilderness land to wild animals, humans, and ecosystems.  [ Go to Issue ]
Urban ForestUrban Forest - Vol. 6 No. 1
What are urban forests? Urban forests are the trees and other plants that grow where people live, go to school, work, and play. Even if you live in a rural community, the trees in your yard, around buildings, and in parks are called urban forests. Calling them urban forests helps you to see that they ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Facts to the FutureFacts to the Future - Vol. 5 No. 1
The articles in this Natural Inquirer edition discuss the condition of United States' natural resources in the year 2000, as well as how these conditions may change by the year 2040. In the year 2040, how old will you be? Do you think that the condition of the Nation's renewable natural resources will ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Wildland FireWildland Fire - Vol. 4 No. 1
This edition of the Natural Inquirer is all about wildland fire. You will learn about the benefits of wildland fire, as well as some of its dangers. You will learn what fire scientists are learning about wildland fire. They are learning, for example, 1) that wildland fire should not be completely eliminated ...  [ Go to Issue ]
TropicalTropical - Vol. 3 No. 1
Enjoy a journey to the tropics! In the Natural Inquirer Tropical edition readers will learn about the plants and animals that make the tropics special. The tropics are the home of a variety of biomes, or regions with different kinds of vegetation and other life. Tropical biomes are largely defined by ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Olympic Winter GamesOlympic Winter Games - Vol. 2 No. 2
This edition is full of new information on the natural environment that we call the Rocky Mountains. In this Natural Inquirer, you will learn how father owls feed their young, the dangers that songbirds sometimes face, and how beetles stay warm during the winter. Find out how avalanches are formed, whether ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Rocky MountainRocky Mountain - Vol. 2 No. 1
Having you ever been to the Rocky Mountains? The Rocky Mountain region of the United States is famous for its mountains, outdoor recreation, and wildlife. This journal focuses on research that improves scientists’ understanding of Rocky Mountain region.  [ Go to Issue ]
Spring 99Spring 99 - Vol. 1 No. 2
In the Spring 1999 edition, the research focuses on a variety of topics from the Southern Research Station.  Topics include the impact of black seed rot on slash pines, the value of whitewater rafting, and the reproduction of fungi to name a few.  For more information, read this edition of the Natural ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Fall 98Fall 98 - Vol. 1 No. 1
The Fall 1998 edition focuses on a variety of natural science topics, including wildfire smoke, outdoor recreation, and dogwood anthracnose.  [ Go to Issue ]